Fiji Court Rules United States Can Seize Russian Superyacht

PARIS, France – A Fiji court ruled on Tuesday that the United States can seize a Russian – owned superyacht, 21 days after it arrived and was impounded by police, as the United States and its allies press Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. U.S. authorities assert that the luxury vessel, the Amadea, is ultimately … More Fiji Court Rules United States Can Seize Russian Superyacht

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Russia Says Israel Supports Neo – Nazis In Row Over Ukraine

PARIS, France – Russia’s foreign ministry accused Israel on Tuesday of supporting neo – Nazis in Ukraine, escalating a raw that began when Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins. Israel said on Monday Lavrov’s comment was an ‘unforgivable’ falsehood that tried to minimise the horrors of the Holocaust – the … More Russia Says Israel Supports Neo – Nazis In Row Over Ukraine

U.K. Donates Armoured Vehicles To Help Ukraine Evacuation Effort

PARIS, France – Britain will donate 13 armoured vehicles to help evacuate civilians from besieged areas in the east of Ukraine, the government said on Tuesday. ‘This latest donation of armoured vehicles will help protect innocent Ukrainians attempting to flee Russian shelling and support Ukrainian officials carrying out vital work’, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said … More U.K. Donates Armoured Vehicles To Help Ukraine Evacuation Effort

France’s Macron To Speak With Russia’s Putin On Tuesday

PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron will speak with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by telephone at around midday Paris time (1000GMT), Macron’s office said on Tuesday. Although the two spoke regularly in the early weeks following Russia’s Feb.24 invasion of Ukraine, Macron last talked to Putin on March 29. Tuesday’s call would take … More France’s Macron To Speak With Russia’s Putin On Tuesday

U.S. Embassy In Ukraine Says It Hopes To Return To Kyiv By The End Of May

PARIS, France – The U.S. embassy hopes to return to Kyiv by the end of May if conditions permit, its charge d’affaires said on Monday. U.S. diplomats departed the Kyiv embassy nearly two weeks before Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on Feb.24, moving some functions to the western city of Lviv before eventually relocating … More U.S. Embassy In Ukraine Says It Hopes To Return To Kyiv By The End Of May

Ukraine Formally Closes Seaports Captured By Russia

BUCHAREST, Romania – Ukraine has formally closed its four Black and Azov sea ports, which Russian forces have captured, the Ukrainian agriculture ministry said on Monday. The Azov Sea ports of Mariupol, Berdinask and Skadovsk and the Black Sea port of Kherson were closed ‘until the restoration of control’, the ministry said in a statement. … More Ukraine Formally Closes Seaports Captured By Russia

Israel Denounces Lavrov’s Hitler Comments, Summons Russian Ambassador

PARIS, France – Israel denounced on Monday Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for suggesting that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had Jewish roots, and demanded an apology from Moscow. Israeli Foreign Ministry Yair Lapid said the Russian ambassador would be summoned for ‘a tough talk’ over the comments, which Lavrov made on Sunday in an interview … More Israel Denounces Lavrov’s Hitler Comments, Summons Russian Ambassador

U.K. Plans To Revoke Moscow Stock Exchange’s Status As A Recognized Exchange

LONDON – Britain on Tuesday announced its intention to revoke the Moscow Stock Exchange’s status as a recognized stock exchange, according to a statement issued by British tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The removal of status means that investors will no longer able to access certain U.K. tax benefits in the future when … More U.K. Plans To Revoke Moscow Stock Exchange’s Status As A Recognized Exchange

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez To Meet Zelensky In Kyiv This Week

PARIS, France – Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will travel to Kyiv in the next few days to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, a senior Spanish government official told CNN Tuesday. The official said they could not release any more information ‘for security reasons’. Spain announced Monday it would be reopening its Kyiv embassy … More Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez To Meet Zelensky In Kyiv This Week